Local company donates unique boardroom table to U of L

The floating meeting room in the University of Lethbridge’s Science Commons proudly boasts a one-of-a-kind boardroom table designed and built by Millwork Innovations.

“We do a lot of work with the University and we have built a fantastic relationship over the years,” says Willy Reger, president of Millwork Innovations. “For us, it’s important to say thank you for the relationship we have had and will continue to have in the future.”

The entire table weighs around a tonne and features two stainless-steel legs, each weighing around 300 kilograms.

“We met with a local welder here in town to make the legs for the table,” says Jill Chouinard, vice-president at Millwork Innovations. “We came up with the leg design and drafted up a large table to fit the needs of the space.”

“Each leg was craned up from the atrium below,” says Reger. “The top is black walnut with a clear finish and solid-wood nosing all around, with the stainless-steel legs protruding through the top.”

The table will be unveiled on Friday, Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in SA9008 of Science Commons. Reger and Millwork Innovations staff, along with University representatives, will be in attendance.

The investment is part of the U of L’s SHINE campaign and highlights the relationship with the University’s corporate partners and their support of a knowledge-driven future where faculty and students work to discover new solutions to perplexing problems and enabling positive change. The University’s SHINE campaign continues to garner unprecedented donor support and has currently raised $88 million toward its $100-million goal.